Church Business Applied to the Airline Industry

November 14, 2005 by

Perry Noble, pastor of New Spring Church in Anderson, S.C. has an interesting blog entry imagining what would happen if church business practices were applied to the airline industry.

It’s funny stuff. Sad, but funny.

I’m not sure if there are any easy answers to church business. It seems like there are dangers on every side. But it is kind of funny to look at how we do things from a different perspective.

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3 Responses to “Church Business Applied to the Airline Industry”

  • Justin Broome
    November 14, 2005

    WOW. Every pastor should be willing to put up a blog and post to it every day. NewSpring Church is one that I would attend if I were in the area. To see a pastor that transparent, and that willing to be honest with people…
    I’m hooked!


  • Michael Rew
    November 14, 2005

    Take the analogy a little further. The youth pastor and youth group are given control of the plane for one flight. The youth group wants to barrel roll the plane, even if it is a Boeing 767, and the youth pastor insists on flying the plane near or over the edge of designated “no fly zones.” :-)


  • Anthony Ingram
    November 15, 2005

    I am GLAD that I do NOT go to a church like the one described in the analogy. It is made CLEAR to everyone that goes through the membership classes – yes, people must fill out an application and go through a 2 part class before being recognized as a member – that there are NO churchwide business meetings and that the members do not vote on issues. The Pastors do have an internal Board that they consult with and the Pastors also have an external Board that they can and often do touch base with (people who have also been in Ministry for YEARS and who have proven their integrity and staying power). It is odd that a person would claim to trust the Pastor to shepherd their SPIRITUAL life, but would balk about letting the Pastor(s) also shepherd their money.



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